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I am on the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm Insulin pump. Since I have had trouble getting DME that I can afford, I have depended on the kindnes…

Started by Lois

3 Jun 4, 2009
Reply by Lois

Getting a pump in July

I have a few questions. 1. I am on Medicare and I think they only allow infusion sets for every 3 days. Is this correct? What happens if u…

Started by Candi

3 Jun 4, 2009
Reply by sam

To all Omni Pod users

HI everyone I just joined this site a few minutes ago. I would like to ask all pod users if they are having any problems with initial bolus…

Started by Otto Blank

3 Jun 4, 2009

Insulin Pump at Airports/Travelling

I haven't been on a plane since I started using an insulin pump a few years ago. But probably will over this summer. So I wanted to know fr…

Started by Stacey :0)~

17 Jun 4, 2009
Reply by Stacey :0)~

Medtronic pump out in UK.

Please forgive me if this has already, been posted, and be aware that we do not use the MM pump. I got this off another forum and thought i…

Started by Betty

3 Jun 2, 2009
Reply by Justin Berry

Is there a way to recycle Omnipods since all contain batteries or are people just throwing the battereis away in the trash?

Since it's Earth week, a fellow member has started dismantling her Omnipods, post-use of course, to pull the batteries out and recycle them…

Started by Mike Campana

5 Jun 1, 2009
Reply by Betty

100% Reimbursement from Empire BCBS

Just got word that Empire BCBS will pay 100% of the monthly supplies. That is about $1200 every 3 months.

Started by marty peters

0 May 30, 2009

what happened at injection site?

I recently started using an insulin pump a few months ago. Everything has been fine until, today when I changed the infusion set. I pulled…

Started by jenna

4 May 29, 2009
Reply by D.D. Flack


Hello there, Today my sugar went up for no reason to 320, i checked the insulin, the insertion site and the pump it was all clear. I took…

Started by BEBO

1 May 29, 2009
Reply by Dave    _

Insulin Pumps and Airports

So... I went to the airport for the first time as a pumper a couple years ago and I had an "issue" with my pump. I was going through securi…

Started by Jessica Lastre

8 May 28, 2009
Reply by Renegadez




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